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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped. Vitals: Color – Dark Chocolate ABV – 7.5% O.G. – 1.078 Malt – American 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Caramel 80L, Munich 10L, Chocolate, Roasted Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops – Centennial, Columbus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Thanks Spence3208. Black pour with a caramel head. Aroma is citrusy hops first, followed by roasted malt. Taste is creamy, roasted malt, citrus hops, chalky. Well balanced, tasty beer. Good lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
500ml bottle from The Perfect Pour, Elkridge, MD. Really handsome pour, opaque, thick cola brown with a thick, silky tan head. Nose of medium sweetness, deep coffee roasts, and a substantial dark chocolate base. Mouthfeel is just right, thick without being overpowering, a nice dry finish. Slightly more sweetness in the flavors, some caramel and dark fruits to join the cocoa notes. Bitter and at times even piney in the finish, there’s loads of balance and complexity here. Really good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2596) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle. Pour is a deep and dark brown that looks kinda thick and supports a very large tan head that sticks around for a long time. Aromas are a handful of chocolate with a little vanilla and peat. First sip reveals a very very nice porter. Thick and smooth with a lovely roast and chocolate flavoring that gives to a nice hop bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
This is definitely a huge beer. Pours black with a nice initial tan head and lots of lacing. Nose is roasted malt and dark chocolate. Notes of espresso, bitter chocolate, dark fruit and some grassy hops. Tastes are med/heavy sweet and med heavy bitter. Medium creamy body with lively carbonation. What a beauty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours nearly black with a thick heavy head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of coffee and some berry sweetness. Flavors of very dark chocolate and slight coffee tint. Excellent beer, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Dark brown pour, two finger tan head. Aroma of coffee and some type of fruit. Little taste of dark/burnt chocolate. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1577) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Nose is subdued. Roasted malts, chocolate with hints of fruit and alcohol. Pours a solid brownish-black with a quickly dissipating tan head and negligible lacing. The flavor of rosted malts and fruit followed by an alcohol/slightly bitter finish. Rather one demintional. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, yawn. Sorry, not much going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3799) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Dark beer with some cola color around the edges. Fizzy brown head that shrank to a slick. This is a big, rich beer with lots of chocolate, some dusty chocolate, molasses, roasted grains, buttered toast and an almost smokey sensation. The alcohol is nice and warming. This is a really tasty porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, hops, fruits. Flavor is milk chocolate, sweet toffee, dark berries, café au lait, brown sugar. Finish is coffee, cocoa. Lingering coffee, cocoa, and some dark berries. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation. Very solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1557) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle via StateLine... Big khaki colored, rocky head that sticks around. Black in color. Solid nose chocolate, roasted malts, ash. Taste is great for a porter. Tons of roasted malts, big chocolate notes, slight dark fruits, oats, ashy, after taste is full of hops... lingering bitterness just sits on your tongue. Medium body, easy to drink. Overall: another winner by ME Beer CO

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